ACA prepares for India-SA T20I; meet several agencies

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GUWAHATI, September 11: Assam Cricket Association (ACA) had a detailed meeting with several government agencies and departments here on Saturday in connection with the T20 cricket match between India and South Africa to be held at ACA Stadium, Barsapara here on October 2, 2022.
Representatives from District Administration, Police Administration, Sports and Youth Welfare Authority, Guwahati Municipality, Department of Health, Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), fire and emergency services, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were present at the meeting here on Saturday.
Specific roles have been assigned to agencies to ensure all aspects are taken care of ahead of the T20 international match.
During the meeting, GMC was given responsibility for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in and around the ACA stadium in Barsapara.
“The civic body was also asked to ensure that there were no street vendors along the routes to be used by the players, in addition to avoiding any instances of construction and parking of vehicles. heavy items likely to impede the movement of players along the designated route,” a statement released by ACA Secretary Devajit Saikia said.
In the same vein, the health department has been instructed to deploy mobile health units and ambulances along said routes, in addition to maintaining first aid kits and deploying medical teams and tents during the game to deal with any eventuality.
“The issue of security was also discussed at length and it was decided to take all possible measures to provide the highest level of security for all players from their arrival in Guwahati until their departure,” Saikia said.
Likewise, the APDCL has been entrusted with the role of maintaining an uninterrupted power supply and adequate lighting in and around the stadium during the match, and of employing all security measures to avoid any untoward incidents.
The Fire and Emergency Department has been instructed to be on alert and call into action its services such as the use of fire tenders and crowd evacuation in the event of an emergency with the help of the NDRF and SDRF teams.
Likewise, the PWD department was asked to install appropriate signage related to the match outside the stadium.
It was also decided to install enough signage inside the stadium to ensure a smooth flow of spectators.
A detailed joint inspection of the entry and exit points, and other facets of the ACA stadium was also carried out by senior officials.

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